1953 Mercury Monterey Kustom/ Hot Rod

Price: - Item location: Smyrna, Delaware, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: Monterey
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 10,000
  • VIN: 53ME51291M
  • Color: Black
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1953 Mercury Monterey

I am listing a beautifully modified 1953 Mercury Monterey Kustom Coupe. It has many upgrades and changes, in addition to many repairs and rebuilt components. I will give a thorough list below.
Hood has been shaved and louvered, with a custom molded scoop.Narrowed '58 Thunderbird front bumper with working signals.1953 Corvette grilleShaved door handlesFrenched headlights with tri-bar H4 headlamps.Non-functional Lake pipesNon-functional dummy spot lightsVintage visorEtched rear window, quarter glass, and vent windows.Full length fiberglass fender skirts (Original steel skirts are included and painted to match)Frenched custom taillightsShaved trunk lidFully reupholstered interior in tutone tweed including headliner, overhead console, and steering wheel cover.Custom carpeted trunk including spare tire cover.Firestone bias-ply wide whitewall tires were just installed on powdercoated red wheels with vintage hubcaps. Spare is a matching brand new tire.Engine compartment is detailed with stainless panels.12-volt conversionRebuilt Flathead with camPolished Weiand intake with dual Holley 94's.Dual exhaust with glasspack mufflers exiting through vintage '50's accessory tips.Rebuilt Merc-O-Matic transmissionManual steering and manual drum brakes.Aftermarket gauges below dash.

This is a beautiful car and what I feel is a timeless build. It is not a fresh build and shows signs. It is an old car, and is not prefect. I will list problem areas below for clarification.
Some dings, dents, and scratches. Some having been touched up.Both bumpers show signs of motifications, and flaws in the chrome.Some cracking in paint around frenched headlights and taillights.Minor bubbling at drivers door bottom.Carburetors need to adjusted and synched. The car is running very rich at the moment and needs to be corrected.Carpet in passenger compartment as well as trunk is discolored and faded.Trunk latch is a bit finicky. Not sure if it's due to the popper or actual latch.


I am selling due to the fact that I have multiple vintage automobiles, and I am struggling to find the time for all of them. I am finding I am neglecting some of my projects, and would like to thin the herd. I may also be listing my 1928 Ford Model A Tudor with McCulloch supercharged Flathead.
Please note: This car was built by Customs by Flash, and can be viewed through some Google searching. Although an older build, it was done professionally and has held up well. It will make for a reliable and smooth driver, with some tuning and tweaking.
I will include a car cover for this in addition to some Flathead Ford parts that I have had in storage. I also have an extra set of 4 wheels and tires for the car. The tires are radials and are in rough shape.
If there are any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I will attempt to respond as soon as possible.